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stringy

[ string-ee ]
/ ˈstrɪŋ i /
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adjective, string·i·er, string·i·est.

resembling a string or strings; consisting of strings or stringlike pieces: stringy weeds; a stringy fiber.
coarsely or toughly fibrous, as meat.
sinewy or wiry, as a person.
ropy, as a glutinous liquid.

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Nearby words

stringholder, stringing, stringpiece, strings, strings attached, stringy, stringy-bark, strip, strip bond, strip cartoon, strip city

Origin of stringy

First recorded in 1660–70; string + -y1
Related formsstring·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for stringiness

  • Stringiness of bark is characteristic of all the cedars, and typical of red cedar.

    American Forest Trees|Henry H. Gibson
  • Add a tablespoonful of water to an egg used for crumbing in order to remove the stringiness.

British Dictionary definitions for stringiness

stringy

/ (ˈstrɪŋɪ) /

adjective stringier or stringiest

made of strings or resembling strings
(of meat, etc) fibrous
(of a person's build) wiry; sinewy
(of liquids) forming in strings
Derived Formsstringily, adverbstringiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for stringiness

stringy


adj.

1660s, from string (n.) + -y (2). Related: Stringiness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper